With a five-clawed imperial dragon chasing the pearl of wisdom.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
As a non-military weapon, not much was written about Chin
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
With paddle-shaped blade associated with the Nggela Islands.
Flails derived off farming tools were used since antiquity
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
A Japanese volume from the 唐土訓蒙圖彚 or "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Things Ch
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
A forked mace with cast ornament in the middle of the cross guard.
Depicting the golden cat, representing the 6th military rank.
A Chinese traditional hidden striking weapon, this time executed in the "white copper" alloy.
This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
The Japanese kusarigama is a variation of the gama, a scythe-like weapon that
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
This very well-made box is entirely made of wootz steel.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
Of the practical fighting type, made of a dense wood known as eroa.
Called suàntóu gǔduǒ in Mandarin, with characteristic brass head.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
A highly unusual set of paired maces with crescent tips.
With tapering blade, hollow ground on each side to make the edges slightly sharper.
Chinese civilian martial artists used a wide variety of weapons.
Unusual set of paired Chinese maces of good workmanship.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
With large dragon head collar piece.
In Chinese military culture, there has long been a distinc
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.